This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Franklin Garcia.
It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’
Luke 24: 44-47
Jesus appeared to his disciples in his resurrected body. They were frightened, and so Jesus asked them, “Why are your hearts filled with doubt”? The disciples did not expect that Jesus would rise from the dead. He explained to the disciples that everything that had happened was announced by him. He reminds them that he spoke to them all those things that were written of him in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms. Jesus told them that the Scriptures should be fulfilled: The Messiah should suffer, die, and rise on the third day and they should proclaim in the name of Jesus the repentance for the forgiveness of sins. God’s plan was coming to pass. He announced these events a long time ago through his prophets. The people were not expecting a Messiah crucified; neither were the disciples anticipating Jesus’ resurrection. This section shows that God’s plan was fulfilled.
Now that the Scriptures had been fulfilled with Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection, and our hearts have been opened to this truth, the message of repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be shared with others. We must be witnesses of his death and resurrection: explaining to others that Jesus is the awaited Savior promised by God through the Scriptures.